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Apache Board -- Project Services & Expectations

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The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) provides a wide array of services to the many Apache communities and their Project Management Committees (PMCs) that we host in line with our vision of independent, volunteer-run projects.
The Board of Directors and relevant ASF officers also set the required policies and requirements that our PMCs are expected to follow.

Services Available To Apache Projects

Please see our overview of services provided to Apache projects.

How To Escalate Concerns Or Problems At The ASF

Read the guide for how to escalate serious issues with Apache projects or officers to the appropriate list.

Apache Project Requirements

The Board of Directors and relevant officers have the following requirements of Apache PMCs. Questions about any individual policy should be addressed to the appropriate officer and/or to the board.

Provide Community And Project Oversight (Board)

Operate Independently And For The Public Good (Board)

Provide A Quarterly Report To The Board (Board)

Follow Software Release Policy (Legal Affairs, Infrastructure Team)

Follow Security Notification Procedure (Security Team)

Contributors And Licensing Policy (Legal Affairs)

Branding And Trademark Policy (Brand Management)

Infrastructure Policy (Infrastructure Team)

  • The primary source control repository MUST be administered by the Infrastructure Team on ASF maintained services. (citation needed) *

Press & Marketing Policy (Press Team)

Fundraising Policies (VP, Fundraising)

  • Projects MUST work with VP, Fundraising whenever accepting or using financial donations.

  • Projects MUST NOT use ASF donated funds to pay for primary development on any Apache project. (citation needed)

Incubator Podling Policies (Incubator PMC)

  • Incubator Podlings MUST uphold the applicable Incubator policies set by the Incubator PMC (IPMC). Podlings SHOULD be complying with all Apache project requirements before graduation.

Other Notes

See the source code for this website, and more general How-To information for Apache contributors.

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